PhD Special Education

Program Introduction

Not Offered in Spring 2024

The PhD in Special Education program is specially developed in accordance with national needs and changing international challenges. It aims to produce leaders in the field to explore the knowledge frontiers. Additionally, the program promotes research on disability and its pedagogy.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H) at UMT is offering a PhD in Special Education program. The main emphasis of a PhD degree in Special Education is to undertake research studies in the field of special needs education. The topics of interest not only limited to disabilities studies but include human diversity in education, perspectives on access and equity, types of special needs and its burden on family and the society at large, economics of disability, interplay between disability and poverty, and gender and disability. The course work of the program is grounded in research across a variety of methodological traditions and theoretical orientations. Scholars are expected to demonstrate sound knowledge of these issues and attitude to respect and celebrate human diversity.

The PhD Special Education curriculum is tailored to inculcate higher level skills to conduct research and interact with individuals having disabilities, their families and organizations working for them. They are specially prepared to initiate a change process to bring about social inclusion so that the less privileged segments of the society can enjoy human rights on equal basis.

The scholars having a PhD degree in Special Education find jobs as faculty members in special education departments of various universities, consultant on special education in government departments and international NGOs, principals in special education schools and inclusive education schools.

Program Details

3 Years

MS Degree (with 3.0/4.0CGPA or 60% in case of the annual system) in Education or relevant social science from HEC Recognized university

  • GAT(General) / UMT Graduate Admission Test is mandatory.
  • Interview (Panel Interview performance will play a crucial role in student selection).
  • No third division in the entire academic career.
  • Any other requirement as specified by the Department or regulatory body.
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